This course is offered as salaried route into teaching.
You will observe and teach across key stages 3 and 4, including experience of pupils in years 7 and 11.
Salaried trainees will teach a partial timetable from the beginning of the course, approx. 10 lessons per week.
Trainees will work in their placement school Monday- Wednesday and Fridays. Thursdays are training days where trainees will join the other SCITT trainees at Leventhorpe and occasionally one of our Partner Schools.
During the training year trainees will complete two assignments. The first focuses on the skills of medium term planning. It requires trainees to focus on the needs of their pupils and the way sequences of lessons need to be planned and evaluated for pupils to make the best possible progress. The second assignment focuses on the skills of action research and requires trainees to think about the needs of different groups of pupils within the classroom and how they might respond in different ways to learning activities.
Assessment of trainees against the QTS standards will be overseen by the Training Manager, who will be supported by quality assurance through the External Moderator.
Judgement and moderation will take place in late June of the training year. The External Moderator will attend Leventhorpe and visit some Trainees in their placement schools to observe the teaching of the standardisation sample of trainees.
Trainees must meet the Teacher Standards at a minimum expectation and they will be graded a minimum, good or high standard. Grading will be made on a best fit basis for each of the 8 standards. There will be a number of sources of evidence used to assess Trainees against the Teacher Standards. These will be: Trainee Evidence Folder, lesson observation records, the academic assignments and school placement assessments (completed each term by the Teacher Mentor and Professional Tutor), as well as the Subject Mentor and Professional Studies Assessments.
We are a relatively new SCITT, in our 4th year. Our two small cohorts of trainees over the past two years have all passed at Good (29%) or Outstanding (71%) level and have all secured teaching posts, many choosing to do so in one of our Partnership schools.